Posts From Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. His personal pieces are available on his website, MahmoudItani.com, and he can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.

Hold your Pixels: Apple sends out invitations for its Mac “Unleashed” event

Following its California Streaming event back in mid-September, Apple has sent out an invitation to its upcoming Mac-focused event: Unleashed. It will be taking place virtually on October 18th at 10AM PDT. We are expecting a few new refreshed Macs, such as the redesigned M1X MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. We could potentially get a...

Everything you need to know about the new Safari in macOS Monterey

Apple introduced macOS 12 Monterey during WWDC21, back in June. The first developer beta was released later that day, along with those for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Whether you have the latest MacBook Pro or a slightly older, less capable Mac, macOS 12 Monterey will bring big improvements to our...

iOS 15.0.2 released, fixes bug that secretly deleted user photos, and more

About two weeks ago, an iOS 15 bug that secretly deletes users' photos was brought up on online platforms. Apple has finally patched this bug in the latest iOS 15.0.2 update. It is currently available to all users worldwide, assuming their devices support iOS 15. This release also fixes other bugs that users have been...

These are the Best Macs right now: MacBook Air, M1 iMac, and more!

Apple computers — Macs —are known for how durable and solid they are, from the inside out. The hardware is built with premium materials that take years to actually show their age. And they receive software updates for over half a decade nowadays. So when you buy a Mac you know you're investing in an...

iOS 15.1 Beta allows users to get rid of annoying Apple Watch and Apple TV keyboard notifications again

If you're an Apple Watch or Apple TV user, then you probably know about the infamous keyboard notification. It is true that this notification is helpful, but it also would pop-up in a spammy manner at times, especially when someone else at home is using the Apple TV. On iOS 14 and earlier, there has...

Google plans to revamp its iPhone and iPad apps soon

When it comes to Google apps on iOS and iPadOS, almost all users notice one thing when first launching them — how similar they look to the ones on Android. For the longest time, there have been complaints regarding how their user interface (UI) doesn't match that of iOS. Switches, banners, and other buttons all...

XDA Basics: How to share a FaceTime call with an Android or Windows user

Apple tends to be busier on the customer-facing side in the middle and second half of the year. Back in June, it revealed iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey during WWDC21. And in mid-September, they announced the new iPhone 13 lineup, along with new iPad models, and the public release of iOS 15. In addition...

Apple’s IronHeart project could expand CarPlay access to control more of your car

Apple first introduced CarPlay back in 2014 as a part of iOS. CarPlay is an iPhone-based car system that allows users to control music, use maps, make phone calls, and more. One of the biggest complaints against this system is how limited it is. Users often find themselves switching from CarPlay to the car's built-in...

Apple faces antitrust charges over NFC chip and App Store payment rules

In recent times, Apple has changed some of its policies and slowly opened up its walled garden. This change came after the company was hit with several antitrust lawsuits. iOS 14, for example, added support for assigning certain third-party default apps, such as email. iOS 15, unexpectedly, allows Android and Windows users to use FaceTime....

Apple Watch Series 7 Pricing and other details: How to get the best deal on the latest smartwatch

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 back in mid-September, during its California Streaming event. It was revealed along with the iPhone 13 lineup and new iPad models. While the iPhones and iPads went on sale earlier than the Apple Watch, the day has finally come. You can now order the Series 7 on the online...

First 10 things to do with an M1 Mac

For a long time, Apple depended on Intel to provide processors for its Macs. However, that all changed about a year ago in November 2020. On the 10th of that month, Apple announced its own SoC (system-on-chip), the M1 chip. Particularly designed for the Mac, the M1 chip offers tremendous power while running efficiently, energy-wise....

Apple App Store will require apps to provide an account deletion option starting next year

Apple is well known for how strictly it enforces App Store policies. Whenever a developer breaks one of them, their app gets rejected until they abide by Apple's rules. The latest policy issued from Cupertino is, unsurprisingly, data-focused. Starting next year, Apple will force developers to include an account deletion option in their apps, assuming users...